crystalline solid


Tetris Anyone?

a: Crystalline solid ~
b: neatly stacked boxes

What: "An amorphous solid is like a pile of boxes that were thrown across the room and piled in the corner. A crystalline solid is like a set of boxes that were stacked neatly in the corner."

Writer: cschaller
Date: Jul 26 2013 4:37 PM

a: Crystalline solid ~
b: A can of Pringles


and an amorphous solid is a regular bag of chips.

Writer: Not Stated
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 25 2017 4:37 PM

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